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AA Rosettes in Scotland: full list of fine dining restaurants with rosettes in 2023

Published: March 1, 2023

With the news that a Scottish restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes, we take a look at all the AA Rosette awarded restaurants in Scotland.

From small family-run establishments to restaurants in large hotels and castles, you can find a restaurant with AA Rosettes all over Scotland.

Here is the full list of restaurants with AA Rosettes in Scotland, as of 2023.

What are AA Rosettes?

Launched in 1956 by the AA as a guide to travelling to good places to eat (much like the Michelin Guide), the AA Rosette inspectors assess the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels across the UK.

AA Rosettes range from five to one, with Scotland having one five and six four AA Rosettes awarded restaurants.

Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those awarded four AA Rosettes are considered among the top restaurants in the country.

Two AA Rosettes are awarded to excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve high standards and consistency in their cooking, with obvious attention to detail to the selection of quality ingredients.

One AA Rosette is given to restaurants that achieve standards that stand out in their local area. AA inspectors will note that 'they serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.'

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The AA Guide is constantly updated throughout the year, but three to five Rosettes are only awarded at set times. The latest three AA Rosettes were awarded on 27 February.

Full list of Scottish restaurants with AA Rosettes

Five Rosettes

Four Rosettes

  • Number One, The Balmoral, Edinburgh
  • Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
  • 21212, Edinburgh
  • Edinbane Lodge, Edinbane, Skye
  • Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder
  • The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Crieff

Three Rosettes

  • Douneside House, Tarland
  • Gordon's, Inverkeilor
  • Restaurant at Isle of Eriska, Eriska
  • Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Port Appin
  • Inver Restaurant, Strachur
  • Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick
  • The Auldgirth Inn, Dumfries
  • Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick
  • Dean Banks at The Pompadour, Edinburgh
  • Timberyard, Edinburgh
  • The Cellar, Anstruther
  • The Peat Inn, Peat Inn
  • HAAR, St Andrews
  • Road Hole Restaurant, St Andrews
  • The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By, Colbost
  • Station Road, Fort Augustus
  • Cail Bruich, Glasgow
  • The Gannet, Glasgow
  • UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow
  • The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By, Colbost, Skye
  • The Cross, Kingussie
  • Kilcamb Lodge Hotel, Strontian
  • Loch Bay Restaurant, Stein
  • The Torridon 1887 Restaurant, Torridon
  • The Dipping Lugger, Ullapool
  • Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
  • Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, Pitlochry
  • Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
  • Crossbasket Castle, Blantyre
  • Cromlix and Chez Roux, Dunblane
  • Roman Camp Country House Hotel, Callander
  • Tamburrini & Wishart, Balloch

Two Rosettes

AA Rosettes
  • IX Restaurant, Aberdeen
  • Eat on the Green, Aberdeenshire
  • Kildrummy Inn, Aberdeenshire
  • The Tayberry, Dundee
  • The Newport Restaurant, Fife
  • The Pierhouse Seafood Restaurant, Port Appin
  • Sugar Boat, Helensburgh
  • The Cameron Grill, Balloch
  • Woodside Lodge, Lochgoilhead
  • Faodail at Taychreggan Hotel, Kilchrenan
  • Mingary Castle, Kilchoan
  • Smiths at Gretna Green, Gretna
  • Blackaddie House, Sanquhar
  • Rufflets St Andrews, Fife
  • The Grange Inn, St Andrews
  • St Andrews Bar & Grill, Fife
  • Ducks Inn, Aberlady
  • The Stables at The Bonnie Badger, Gullane
  • Greywalls and Chez Roux, Gullane
  • Craig Millar @ 16 West End, St Monans
  • The Spence, Edinburgh
  • La Garrigue, Edinburgh
  • Ondine Restaurant, Edinburgh
  • The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh
  • The Little Chartroom, Edinburgh
  • The Stockbridge Restaurant, Edinburgh
  • Grazing by Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
  • Locanda De Gusti, Edinburgh
  • Rhubarb at Prestonfield, Edinburgh
  • The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar, Edinburgh
  • The Dungeon Restaurant at Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh
  • The Grande at Dean Park Hotel, Kirkcaldy
  • Sutherland's Restaurant, Peebles
  • Shish Mahal, Glasgow
  • Ubiquitous Chip Restaurant, Glasgow
  • Number Sixteen, Glasgow
  • Glenskirlie House & Castle, Falkirk
  • 63 Tay Street Restaurant, Perth
  • 63@Parklands, Perth
  • Murrayshall Country Estate, Perth
  • The North Port Restaurant, Perth
  • Links House at Royal Dornoch, Dornoch
  • Dining Room, Tain
  • The Inch, Fort Augustus
  • The Prince's House, Glenfinnan
  • Rocpool, Inverness
  • Rocpool Reserve Restaurant, Inverness
  • Bunchrew House Hotel, Inverness
  • Ballathie House Hotel, Kinclaven
  • Knockendarroch Hotel Restaurant, Pitlochry
  • Forss House Hotel, Thurso
  • The Station Hotel, Rothes
  • The Strathearn, Gleneagles, Auchterarder
  • Lochview Restaurant, St Fillans
  • The Grandtully Hotel by Ballintaggart, Grandtully
  • The Capon Tree Town House, Jedburgh

One Rosette

  • Moonfish cafe, Aberdeen
  • Chez Mal Brasserie, Aberdeen
  • The Cock and Bull, Aberdeenshire
  • Scullery Restaurant, Aberdeen
  • The Green Lady, Aberdeenshire
  • Buchan Braes Hotel, Aberdeenshire
  • Drovers, Angus
  • Chez Mal Brasserie, Dundee
  • Oran Na Mara, Craignure
  • Grill Room, Oban
  • Tigh an Truish, Oban
  • Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Inveraray
  • The Dining Room, Kilchrenan
  • The Galleon Bistro, Tobermory
  • The Globe Inn, Dumfries
  • Brodies, Moffat
  • Clachan Inn, St John's Town of Dalry
  • Hotel du Vin St Andrews, Fife
  • Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse, St Andrews
  • The Crusoe, Leven
  • The Ship Inn, Elie
  • Dory Bistro & Gallery, Pittenweem
  • l'escargot bleu, Edinburgh
  • Divino Enoteca, Edinburgh
  • The Gardener's Cottage, Edinburgh
  • Hotel du Vin Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • No11 Brasserie, Edinburgh
  • New Chapter, Edinburgh
  • Kanpai Sushi, Edinburgh
  • One Square, Edinburgh
  • Antonietta, Edinburgh
  • Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh
  • The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh
  • Chez Mal Brasserie, Edinburgh
  • The Radhuni, Loanhead
  • The Bridge Inn at Ratho, Ratho
  • The Brasserie - Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
  • 1536 Restaurant, Eddleston
  • La Bonne Auberge, Glasgow
  • Kelp, Glasgow
  • Opium, Glasgow
  • Brasserie, Glasgow
  • iasg, Glasgow
  • Chez Mal Brasserie, Glasgow
  • Stravaigin, Glasgow
  • The Hanoi Bike Shop, Glasgow
  • Partick Duck Club, Glasgow
  • The Prancing Stag, Glasgow
  • Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank
  • Scholars Restaurant, Stirling
  • Tabla, Perth
  • Grant MacNicol at the Castle, Dornoch
  • Glengarry Castle Hotel, Invergarry
  • Garden Restaurant, Grantown on Spey
  • Contrast Brasserie, Inverness
  • Hickory Restaurant, Nairn
  • Hearth at the Old Mill, Forres
  • Mackay's Hotel, Wick
  • Garden Room Restaurant, Auchterarder
  • Seasons View, St Fillans
  • Woodland Bistro, Dunkeld
  • The Restaurant at the Meikleour Arms, Meikleour
  • The Boars Head, Fife
  • Ednam House Hotel, Kelso
  • Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr
  • Walkers Lounge, Troon

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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